Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA) and South Louisiana Community College hosted an Industrial Trades Career Fair on Sept. 29 at the Cajundome Convention Center in Lafayette, reports KATC. Companies participating at the event were hiring for industrial positions across Acadiana, including warehouse workers, mechanics, heavy equipment operators, carpenters, truck drivers, welders, crane operators, various manufacturing positions and more.
“I know with the pandemic many events went to a virtual format, but that doesn’t necessarily work for every industry,” says Ryan Leagrange of LEDA. “The industrial trades is one of those that tends to draw more applicants when it is in a face-to-face format.”
As with any job fair, attendees were encouraged to review the list of participating companies and identify the ones they would like to meet with at the event. Along with the companies, representatives from Acadiana Workforce Solutions and South Louisiana Community College were on hand to meet with job seekers to explain job services and training opportunities. Read the entire story.